The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Wed Sep 21, 2016
Elkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. has recently introduced the latest innovation in their RV entry step product line, the SolidStep. LCI’s SolidStep is a totally new design featuring patent pending technology that allows the step to be much more user-friendly than traditional step designs.
The SolidStep’s design provides an abundance of features that make installation and use of the steps simple and efficient. The SolidStep boasts the popular extruded aluminum step tread design that was another industry-first on the LCI Alumi-Tread line of steps. In addition to the light and durable step surfaces, the SolidStep features an oversized top step for a more secure entry and exit of the coach and is designed to rest on the ground when fully extended, providing the most firm RV step system to date.
“The SolidStep is a great addition to our line of entry steps," Lippert Components Vice President of Sales Andy Murray says. "The industry is ready for a new step option, and we believe the SolidStep will improve the RV customer’s experience for one of the most used components on the RV.”